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Service Learning

The University of San Francisco is passionate about inspiring its students to lead ethical lives and give back to their communities.

In our five schools – arts and sciences, law, nursing and health professions, education and management – all undergraduate students are challenged to apply what they learn and develop practical skills by serving the community. Service learning is an integral component of the curriculum. Our experiential learning environment provides students with community-based lessons about social justice issues and their own potential to be agents of change.

In addition, the USF California Prize – created to honor an exemplary member, or group, in the California civic community dedicated to serving others – serves as powerful example for students of the tremendous impact one individual or group can have in the world. The USF California Prize highlights service learning and provides an opportunity to support the nearly 400,000 hours of community service that students, faculty and staff perform every year.

See How USF Service-Learning Programs Work

Interested in seeing what USF students do, in terms of giving back to their communities? Visit with these students as they make food to benefit some of their San Francisco neighbors and also volunteer in the Tenderloin technology lab.